Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Project Life Week 15

Once a week I share my Project Life pages--mostly to help keep myself on track for the year. I'd love to see your pages too so be sure to leave a comment or link to your weekly spread. You can follow me here and on Instagram to see all sorts of goodies from our life.

I worked on these pages in the middle of some of our cold, spring weather. My body was craving the sun we had just a few days ago. So, I found myself leaning towards orange. I pulled all of the orange cards from the Kiwi kit and then went with the ampersand theme too. Again, I tried to keep it as simple as possible and finished it up during one viewing of Call the Midwife

This week I used the Kiwi kit, letter stickers, some Martha Stewart labels, and my white Sharpie paint pen.

I've had a few questions about printing photos. For me, the easiest way to keep on track is to print at home. I recently tried to get refurbished ink and hated it. It printed funky and left lines across the photos causing me to have to reprint. I bought brand name ink at Costco and was much happier with the quality this week. I have been buying the large packages of 4x6 photo paper at Costco too. I only print 7-10 photos per week and so feel like in the end I'm not spending outrageously on paper or ink. 
I do occasionally send out for larger sizes and use Persnickety Prints for that. They have all sorts of special Project Life sizes and they're quality is amazing. They also have great customer service and are really active on social media outlets. I like that about them a lot. 

Close up on the left hand side: 

This week I got word that I'll be full time next year in the library. I have mixed feelings about going full time, but I know that it's right for me and ultimately for the family. I took this snapshot that morning. 

Hollis had a really rough week. He's been really clingy, missing me, and sensitive. He showed up a lot in the photos this week because he was nearly always by my side. One evening he asked if he could do the dishes for me. I had to document him up on the step stool rinsing off the dishes. 

Those blue eyes slay me. 

Close up on the right hand side:

When we heard a snow storm was coming, I went out to take photos of all the tulips in our yard. The spring snow is notorious for killing any newly bloomed flower and I want to remember these.

We had a too rare breakfast date and went out for brunch. I set the Timercam app and snapped a photo of our hands at the table. That pineapple mimosa was delicious!!
Mia and I were invited to hear a wildlife conservationist speak at a friend's montessori school. We got to see a sloth, owl and these creatures up close. 
Mia loved it and asked what she needed to study in school to have his job. She'd be so good at this kind of outreach!

Mark took advantage of a warm afternoon to bike the twins to the coffee shop. They LOVE going in the trailer and talk the whole time about what they see. I can't wait for it to get even warmer so we can do this more often!

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